Pediatric plastic surgeon joins Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Peter D. Ray, M.D., a board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric plastic surgeon who specializes cleft and craniofacial surgery, has joined the department of surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.  

He was most recently at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) where he served as assistant professor of surgery and provided treatment to children with cleft and craniofacial conditions, as well as children with deformities secondary to trauma or burns.  

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Ray join us at Marshall Surgery,” said Adel A. Faltaous, M.D., chief of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery. “Dr. Ray is a gifted and highly-skilled pediatric plastic surgeon who is an excellent addition to our team.  He will be able to provide surgical care for children  who, in many cases,  have had to travel outside the region to receive such care. Dr. Ray is also well trained to take care of adult plastic and reconstructive surgery needs.”

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Ray earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed a residency in general surgery and a residency in plastic surgery at University of Alabama under Luis O. Vasconez, M.D.  His subspecialty training in pediatric cleft and craniofacial surgery was also at UAB under the direction of John H. Grant III, M.D.

Ray’s interests in academic research includes grant support on several projects that include building a translational research program tailored to stem cell behavior and wound healing in reconstructive surgery patient populations.   

A member of the United States Army Reserves, Ray has traveled the world to perform surgery in underserved countries.

Ray is accepting new adult and pediatric patients in the offices of Marshall Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery located at the East Hills Professional Center, 5185 U.S. Route 60, Suite 26. The phone number is 304-691-8910.


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